Fender Custom Shop LTD ’68 Telecaster Relic – Blue Flower

Serial Number: CZ562094
Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz

1967’s Summer of Love and Flower Power movement influenced mainstream fashions worldwide, and Fender was on board with its new Blue Flower and Paisley Telecasters. Oddly enough, the guitars became more popular with rockabilly and country western players (they were adopted most famously by Tele master James Burton) rather than the flower children that helped inspire them. These guitars have earned a special place in Fender history, and the Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1968 Blue Flower and Paisley Tele models are faithful recreations of those original instruments.

The two-piece select alder body wears an Relic lacquer finish with WLS undercoat over the famous Paisley or Blue Flower motif. The rift-sawn maple neck has a ’60-style “oval C” profile, topped by a round-lam rift-sawn maple fingerboard with 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound radius and 21 narrow tall frets for a comfortable feel up and down. Hand-wound Broadcaster pickup is in the bright while a Hand wound Twisted Tele is mounted to the body in the neck position. Modern Tele wiring with a Greasebucket tone circuit brings it all together . Other features include an eight-hole clear polyurethane pickguard, ’67 Tele bridge, Schaller® “F” tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity included.

Other specifications include:

  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Neck Finsh: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 60’s Oval “C”
  • Radius: 7.25″ to 9.5″ Vintage Compound Radius
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
  • # of Frets: 21
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″
  • Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Broadcaster Bridge Pickup, Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Modern Tele Wiring w/ Grease Bucket
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle ’67 Telecaster w/o p/u
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Top Hat
  • Switch Tip: Black Tophat
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller “F”
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity included
  • 7 lbs 8 oz
  • CZ562094

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